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Converted Sail-loft Directly On Porthmeor Beach

Overview

Property

Updated: 30-Sep-2016
Holiday Home in St Ives, Cornwall - Located Directly on Porthmeor Beach

Upper Saltings is part of a 19th Century granite building right on famous Porthmeor Beach. Over the years it has been used for drying nets, fish, sails and as artists' studios. We have now converted the space to make an extraordinary holiday retreat. The living room is huge (40 x 25 feet) with a 9 foot wide window seat above the sand and sea. You may spend most time there mesmerized by the sky and the light which drew so many 20th Century artists to this place: Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Bernard Leach, Terry Frost, Patrick Heron. W. Barnes-Graham, all of whose work may be seen in the Tate St Ives Museum further along the beach. We've used slate, maple and stainless steel to make a 21st century kitchen with every appliance. What you may remember most is the view from the kitchen sink: surfers riding the waves and spray shooting over the rocks. Under 2 big skylights (excellent for watching gulls, clouds and stars) you'll find a long dining table to enjoy leisurely family meals.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are an Anglo American Academic family who live in London but met at Stanford as Grad students. We have spent sabbaticals in the States and Paris and have by now grown to a family of 5 daughters and 11 Grandchildren--all of whom have spent some time in Paris and in this apartment. So we share it with you as house guests- albeit paying- but we leave everything ready for the stay of friends , not commercial tenants.

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Speaks English, French, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

'To wake to the sound and sight of Porthmeor every morning is a delight - even if the weather isn't good, the skies are magnificent and to sit on the window seat reading a good book and watching the Atlantic rollers is stunning.'

'The flat combines a real sense of style with great comfort, reflects the joie de vivre of its owners. Works brilliantly for multi-generational family groups, with a big dining table and varied comfortable seating dotted about. Its 'ship's quarters'-like kids bunk room produces squeals of excitement for first time visiting children.'

'The owners have been to immense pains to create a stylish yet practical home.'

'A unique property which you must be justly proud of. Fantastically designed in a fantastic location. I have been holidaying in St Ives for over 45 years and have stayed in a lot of different places: Upper Saltings has been the best so far!'

'Felt like coming home - a lovely space, everything has been carefully chosen to look good and work well.'
Mar 2006
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Beautiful and unique

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property in fantastic location. A joy to stay in. Feels like home from home with everything you could ever need. Very clean. ... Except for some unwashed crockery from previous occupants. An amazing space with an endless view. Really enjoyed it second year running.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Directly on Porthmeor beach.

Travel:

Newquay airport approx 22 miles. A car is not necessary to enjoy St Ives - we are a 10 minute walk from the train station - taxis available.

Distances:

The ferry at Plymouth is approx 70 miles. The motorway M5 is approx 110 miles at Exeter. The spectacular Eden Centre, ecological tourist site is nearby at St Austell. Celt standing stones and Merry Maidens stone circle on Penwith. Penzance - 8 miles away - has large fishing fleet, museums and Mont St Michael.

Further Details:

Enviable location right on Porthmeor Beach makes Upper Saltings ideal for bucket-and spade holidays, for keen surfers, or for those, like us, who enjoy walks along the beach and clifftop hikes. Our favourite holiday past time though is making time to sit and contemplate the ever-changing sea views from our stunning 9 foot long window seat.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
up
3 Dec 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
up
17 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£2,900
for 7 nights
£2,900
 
 
up
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,950
for 7 nights
£2,950
 
 
Jan/Feb
7 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£900
 
 
Feb Half Term
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 7 nights
£1,700
 
 
Late Feb
25 Feb 2017 - 10 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,100
for 7 nights
£1,100
 
 
Mid-March
11 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,200
for 7 nights
£1,200
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,600
for 7 nights
£2,600
 
 
Late April
22 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,600
for 7 nights
£2,600
 
 
Mid May
13 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£13,300
for 7 nights
From
£1,900
 
 
20th May
20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
Whitsun Week
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 7 nights
£3,000
 
 
Early June
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
17th June
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,200
for 7 nights
£2,200
 
 
24th June
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
 
Peak Season
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,200
for 7 nights
£3,200
 
 
Early September
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£3,000
for 7 nights
£3,000
 
 
Mid September
9 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 
 
Late September
30 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,000
for 7 nights
£2,000
 
 
October standard
7 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 7 nights
£1,750
 
 
October Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 
 
November/December
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,100
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We accept personal cheques or money transfer. Landline telephone calls only and Wi-Fi access included in the rent - but please remember to bring your own laptop!


Changeover Day:
Bookings normally run from Saturday to Saturday. Two week bookings preferred in the Summer.
Under Occupancy discount of £200 for parties of 4 or less and 5 night breaks available all year apart from July, August and all school holidays.

Notes on prices:
2014 Outside school holidays:
Under Occupancy discount of £200 for parties of 4 or less and 5 night breaks available all year apart from July, August and all school holidays.
Prices include all utilities, linen and final cleaning up to 5 hours

2014 Rates subject to change until confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 en-suite with shower. 1 family bathroom with bath and power shower over.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 double bedrooms. 1 twin bedroom. 1 boat-like bunkroom with 4 bunks.

Outside

  • Balcony

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All beds have duvets. We supply linen which is professionally laundered. In any case, please bring beach towels as we do not supply.

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